Jonald Jude Reyes is the Artistic Director of Stir Friday Night. He is a writer, performer, and director from Chicago Illinois, by way of Rutgers University in New Jersey. He’s also trained at Second City, iO, the Annoyance, and the Chicago Dramatists. Jonald has performed in the Detroit Improv Festival, the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, and the Just for Laughs Festival (Chicago). As a director, Jonald was honored to be named The Chicago Reader’s Best of Stage Director (2016). He is an alum of DirectorsLabChicago, and Directors Lab New York at the Lincoln Center. His recent directing credits include Splatter Theater (Annoyance), Fake Quotes Comedy (Second City), Blackfish The Musical (MCL Chicago), and Six Characters in Search of an Author (Stage 773). Jonald is an Associate Producer for the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival and the Women’s Funny Festival, and produced the 2015 Chicago Improv Festival. He works on the Steering Committee for DirectorsLabChicago, and Stage 773’s Young Professionals Board.